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APPI Instructors have a high level of theoretical knowledge and practical skills. Their pedagogical abilities in teaching paragliding make them a solid choice to learn paragliding from….

A - Prerequisites

Minimum 18 months after having gotten their qualification validated, the APPI assistant instructor may take the APPI instructor exam to validate APPI instructor qualification.

B - Examination

This exam is given by a master plus another instructor or master (double validation).

Exam is based on:
- Theoretical knowledge judged on open questions to develop.
- APPI system knowledge, and ability to use APPI system.
- Glider trim control mastered.
- Demonstration of tandem operation featuring perfect safety procedure and good technique.
- Student guiding on take off and landing.
- Theoretical session given to students.
- Practical session prepared with APPI pedagogical tools and given to students on the field.

C - Prerogatives

APPI instructors can create an APPI school. It will appear on the APPI worldwide school red map.
Instructors can certify students inside the APPI system up to APPI 3 pilot.
With the double validation of another instructor, instructors can certify APPI 5 advanced pilot rating.
Instructors can teach tandem operating and certify APPI non commercial tandem pilot.
Assist APPI Master Instructors during formations and courses for any APPI certification.

D - Evolution

An APPI instructor can get additional specialties certification: XC instructor, sky guide, SIV instructor, acro and D bag trainer, speed ride instructor and handyfly instructor.

E - APPI Instructor duties

- Register their student in APPI system (if not, student is not covered by your instructor’s insurance).
- Give an APPI logbook to your student.
- Gliders used for school should be in good state and adapted to student’s skills and morphology.
- Contract a third party liability pro insurance if available.
- Inform student about benefits to contract a liability insurance and risks to fly without(if applies).
- Follow the APPI education system and validate students steps in their logbook.
- Validate student qualifications according to APPI standarts.
- Report in APPI system any accident when involved or student involved;
- Respect rules and regulations of the countries he is flying and teaching (working laws).
- Act in an exemplary manner (value of example).
- Free welcome visiting APPI pilot.

F - Skills validation

A paragliding instructor that is not APPI member may ask recognition of his skills. The process consists of attending a 10-12 days Pro-workshop and take the exams at the end of the workshop. To qualify as an APPI instructor, the student should provide proof of:
- a minimum of 4 years paragliding activity,
- a minimum of 40 tandem flights as pilot,
- a minimum of 15 students taught from first flights to first autonomy (IPPI 3),
- first aid certificate,
- proof of advanced SIV (video),
- mandatory maneuvers:
- pitch control on dynamic spiral exit,
- side collapse, autorotation and recovery,
- stall, backfly, recovery
- spin min 180° + recovery,
- deep spiral damped exit.

If the master in charge has any doubt about practical skills, they might ask for a demo solo flight prior any tandem flight.

Solo Tasks: clean take off with safety check, 2x360 exit on axis in less than 15 sec glider stabilized, pitch and pitch control, landing with 4 sec minimum straight final in a 15m diameter target.

Instructors with Swiss of French tandem certification, please contact secretary for simplified procedure.

Related documents:

  1. APPI Instructor Logbook
  2. APPI pilot logbook
  3. APPI tandem examination
  4. Instructor guiding student examination
  5. APPI Instructor Examination

When validating an APPI level, the APPI instructor is responsible to ensure that the student can perform all the required tasks for the APPI level certification. The instructors decisions are final with no right of appeal.
APPI certification awarded to a pilot is internal to the APPI organization and shows no particular right in the country where the activity is done unless APPI certification is recognized by local authorities. check with them if such an agreement exists.


Pro Tandem Pilots/Instructors having the certification APPI instructor
Firstname Lastname Country Certification Website School
10768 Roland Dorozhani AL-Albania PG Instructor 2014, PG Pro Tandem 2014 www.aeroclub... Aeroclub Albania (86)
10170 Pablo Lopez AR-Argentina PG Master Instructor 2015, PG Pro Tandem 2015 www.lopezsat... Safety Acro Team (17)
11148 Martin Vallmitjana AR-Argentina PG Instructor 2015, PG Pro Tandem 2015 Parapente Patagonia (208)
11151 Pablo Sanchez AR-Argentina PG Instructor 2015, PG Pro Tandem 2015 www.volarpar... Limite Azul Escuela (79)
14819 mariela guzman livingston AR-Argentina PG Instructor 2015, PG Pro Tandem 2015 Parapente Patagonia (208)
14822 silvio ojeda AR-Argentina PG Instructor 2015, PG Pro Tandem 2015 Vuelo Libre Ushuaia (222)
12229 Peter Bowyer AU-Australia PG Instructor in pending 2015, PG Pro Tandem 2015 www.paraglid...
15294 Alexander Makarov AZ-Azerbaijan PG Instructor 2016, PG Pro Tandem 2016 canfly.az... CanFly Paragliding (221)
11413 Mirvad Zenuni BA-Bosnia and Herzegovina PG Instructor 2015, PG Pro Tandem 2015 www.extremes... Paragliding Academy Sarajevo (96)
13059 Zoran Petrovic BA-Bosnia and Herzegovina PG Instructor 2015, PG Pro Tandem 2015 Krila Juga (Wings of south) (177)
10137 Emil Kirilov BG-Bulgaria PG Master Instructor 2015, PG Pro Tandem 2015 www.sky-camp... Sky Camp Paragliding School (11)
10909 Hristo Slivkov BG-Bulgaria PG Instructor 2015, PG Pro Tandem 2015 Sky Camp Paragliding School (11)
12021 Tzvetan Tzolov BG-Bulgaria PG Instructor 2015, PG Pro Tandem 2015 www.vertical... Vertical Dimension (182)
12382 Svetoslav Enchev BG-Bulgaria PG Instructor 2015, PG Pro Tandem 2015 Sky Camp Paragliding School (11)
14538 Svetoslav Solomaha BG-Bulgaria PG Instructor 2015, PG Pro Tandem 2015 Sky Camp Paragliding School (11)
14540 Ivo Gerov BG-Bulgaria PG Instructor 2015, PG Pro Tandem 2015 www.sky-camp... Sky Camp Paragliding School (11)
10128 Herve Cerutti CH-Switzerland PG Instructor in pending 2019, PG Pro Tandem in pending 2019 www.nendaz-p... Element Air (5)
10174 APPI Equivalence CH-Switzerland PG Master Instructor 2019, PG Pro Tandem 2019 www.appifly.... APPI International (1)
11473 Beni Kalin CH-Switzerland PG Instructor 2019, PG Pro Tandem 2019 www.chillout...
16578 jonathan jefferies CH-Switzerland PG Instructor in pending 2017, PG Pro Tandem 2017
10694 Erik Sanchez CO-Colombia PG Instructor in pending 2017, PG Pro Tandem 2017 www.parapent... Parapenteando (35)
11289 Juan Carlos Rios Pulgarin CO-Colombia PG Instructor 2013, PG Pro Tandem 2013 www.paraglid... club vuelo libre nube extrema jerico (104)
11290 Leonardo Cardenas Rey CO-Colombia PG Instructor in pending 2017, PG Pro Tandem 2017
11336 Ruben Dario Montoya Vargas CO-Colombia PG Instructor 2017, PG Pro Tandem 2015 www.paraglid... Pajaros150 (150)
11829 Jorge Eduardo Serna Ramirez CO-Colombia PG Instructor in pending 2017, PG non-commercial Tandem 2017 www.venavola...
14166 Maritza Trujillo CO-Colombia PG Instructor in pending 2017, PG Pro Tandem 2017
14171 Marlon Pérez CO-Colombia PG Instructor in pending 2017, PG Pro Tandem 2017 lachiquitrav...
16446 alex Villa CO-Colombia PG Instructor in pending 2017, PG Pro Tandem 2017
13190 Manuel Viola CY-Cyprus PG Instructor in pending 2016, PG Pro Tandem 2016 www.cyprusfl... Cyprus Fly Adventures (162)
13962 Demetris Antoniou CY-Cyprus PG Instructor 2015, PG Pro Tandem 2015 www.parafly.... Para Fly (195)
17503 Gudrun Oechsl DE-Germany PG Instructor in pending 2019, PG Pro Tandem in pending 2019
14124 Jose Luis Moronta Hernandez DO-Dominican Republic PG Instructor 2016, PG Pro Tandem 2016 www.hawkpara... Jarabacoa-Palo Blanco (212)
10668 Santiago Duque EC-Ecuador PG Instructor 2013, PG Pro Tandem 2013 www.quitopar... Quito Paragliding (34)
10675 Jorge A. Duque C. EC-Ecuador PG Master Instructor 2013, PG Pro Tandem 2013 www.flyecuad... Flyecuador (33)
11305 Edgar Paul Soria C. EC-Ecuador PG Master Instructor 2015, PG Pro Tandem 2015 www.flyniton... Escuela de Parapente Tungurahua (149)
11806 Sebastian Carpio Vélez EC-Ecuador PG Instructor 2013, PG Pro Tandem 2013 www.aeparape... Pajaros150 (150)
12784 Jorge Mora Arana EC-Ecuador PG Instructor 2013, PG Pro Tandem 2013 Opeturmo S.A. (Parapente Montañita) (159)
11329 Jose Ramon Perez Martinez ES-Spain PG Instructor in pending 2017, PG Pro Tandem in pending 2017 www.paraglid... ZEROGRAVITY / PARAGLIDING SPAIN (82)
11469 Jordi Marquillas ES-Spain PG Master Instructor 2013, PG Pro Tandem 2013 www.entrenuv... Entrenúvols (100)
12079 fernando Jaime Silla Martinez ES-Spain PG Instructor in pending 2017, PG Pro Tandem 2017
12575 Marcelo Augusto Pairoa Mücherl ES-Spain PG Instructor in pending 2017, PG Pro Tandem 2017 www.parapent... Escuela Marcelo Pairoa (202)
15611 David Blanco Torres ES-Spain PG Instructor 2017, PG Pro Tandem 2017 www.speedrid...
17350 Armand Rubiella ES-Spain PG Instructor 2017, PG Pro Tandem 2017 www.paramoto... Paramotor & Paraglider Barcelona School (257)
10005 Mathieu Abrard FR-France PG Master Instructor 2014, PG Pro Tandem 2014 misty fly (40)
10064 Sabrina Thielen FR-France PG Master Instructor 2014, PG Pro Tandem 2014 misty fly (40)
10171 David Eyraud FR-France PG Master Instructor in pending 2019, PG Pro Tandem 2019 Paragliding School of Passagers du Vent (18)
10173 Stephane Henry FR-France PG Instructor 2019, PG Pro Tandem 2019 www.haut-les... Ecole Haut Les Mains (19)
10591 Stephane Leclezio FR-France PG Instructor in pending 2019, PG Pro Tandem in pending 2019 www.ecole-pa... Air aventure Pyrenees (61)
10684 Michel Rudolf FR-France PG Instructor 2019, PG Pro Tandem 2019 www.parapent... Parapente Planete (78)
10914 Manu Bonte FR-France PG Master Instructor 2013, PG Pro Tandem 2013 Flyinfrog (50)
11130 Monique Sarre FR-France PG Instructor in pending 2017, PG Pro Tandem 2017
11476 Fabien Blanco FR-France PG Master Instructor in pending 2019, PG Pro Tandem 2019 flyeo.com... Flyeo (141)
11547 Serge BONIN FR-France PG Instructor 2017, PG Pro Tandem 2017 www.wanderai...
12419 olivier ELBET FR-France PG Instructor 2019, PG Pro Tandem 2019 www.aerotrek...
13011 Bruce Goldsmith FR-France PG Master Instructor 2015, PG Pro Tandem 2015 www.flybgd.c... Bruce Goldsmith Instruction (156)
13230 Jean Patrice Lebreton FR-France PG Instructor 2019, PG Pro Tandem 2019 Axiom Para (245)
14113 vincent brisard FR-France PG Instructor 2019, PG Pro Tandem 2019 Changer d'air Parapente (228)
14481 Sylvain Galerant FR-France PG Master Instructor 2015, PG Pro Tandem 2015 han-vol.org... Han'Vol (244)
14659 Francois Ragolski FR-France PG Instructor 2019, PG Pro Tandem 2019 www.francois... François Ragolski (258)
14660 Loraine Humeau FR-France PG Instructor 2019, PG Pro Tandem 2019 Loraine Humeau (261)
14710 Jerome Sarthe FR-France PG Instructor 2019, PG Pro Tandem 2019 www.jeromesa... CERPP (207)
15337 Emmanuel Denecker FR-France PG Instructor 2019, PG Pro Tandem 2019 www.changerd... Changer d'air Parapente (228)
15614 nicolas ranque FR-France PG Instructor 2019, PG Pro Tandem 2019
15891 Alex Ciuhandu FR-France PG Instructor 2019, PG Pro Tandem 2019 www.go2fly.f...
16127 Patrick Magnier FR-France PG Instructor 2019, PG Pro Tandem 2019
16360 Olivier Cotasson FR-France PG Instructor 2019, PG Pro Tandem 2019 Condorito (255)
17437 Charles Cazaux FR-France PG Instructor 2019, PG Pro Tandem 2019 www.airlinks...
17494 Larée Rémy FR-France PG Instructor 2019, PG Pro Tandem 2019
17522 Matthieu Bordelongue FR-France PG Instructor 2019, PG Pro Tandem 2019
10003 Zabdi Keen GB-United Kingdom PG Master Instructor 2015, PG Pro Tandem 2015 www.flyingfe... Flying Fever Paragliding School (2)
10724 Asterios Makrovasilis GR-Greece PG Master Instructor 2015, PG Pro Tandem 2015 www.paraglid... Olympic Wings (36)
14315 Stavros Kostulas GR-Greece PG Instructor 2015, PG Pro Tandem 2015 flyandfun.gr... FLY & FUN (194)
14318 Fotis Grivas GR-Greece PG Instructor 2015, PG Pro Tandem 2015
14319 ioannis Katsandredakis GR-Greece PG Instructor 2015, PG Pro Tandem 2015 www.cretanpa... Cretan Paragliding (206)
14320 Evangelos Stamellos GR-Greece PG Instructor 2015, PG Pro Tandem 2015 o2paraglidin... Oxygen Paragliding (220)
14322 giorgios amaxas GR-Greece PG Instructor 2015, PG Pro Tandem 2015 freesky.org... FREE FLIGHT (217)
14323 Dimitris Chondros GR-Greece PG Instructor 2015, PG Pro Tandem 2015 Skyland (210)
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14327 ioannis xiros GR-Greece PG Instructor 2015, PG Pro Tandem 2015 paraglidingf... paraglidingfun (225)
15225 Panagiotis Savelonas GR-Greece PG Instructor 2016, PG Pro Tandem 2016 PARAGLIDING (237)
15226 Dimitrios Spiroglou GR-Greece PG Instructor 2016, PG Pro Tandem 2016 ermis fly (233)
15227 Savvas Kakoulidis GR-Greece PG Instructor 2016, PG Pro Tandem 2016 Cumulus paragliding (218)
15229 Georgios Tsousis GR-Greece PG Instructor 2016, PG Pro Tandem 2016 FREE FLIGHT (217)
15230 Joachim Skondras GR-Greece PG Instructor 2016, PG Pro Tandem 2016 www.noborder... No Borders Paragliding (241)
15231 Stergios Karapoulios GR-Greece PG Instructor 2016, PG Pro Tandem 2016 No Borders Paragliding (241)
15232 Panagiotis Tsiranidis GR-Greece PG Instructor 2016, PG Pro Tandem 2016
15523 Dimitrios Iordanidis GR-Greece PG Instructor 2017, PG Pro Tandem 2017
15570 George Kissanakis GR-Greece PG Instructor 2017, PG Pro Tandem 2017 www.paraglid... PPG SCOOL Power Fly CRETE (249)
10006 Patrick TROUBET-LACOSTE HK-Hongkong PG Master Instructor 2016, PG Pro Tandem 2016 Latroube Adventures (20)
14705 Ivica Knezevic HR-Croatia PG Instructor 2016, PG Pro Tandem 2016 www.parafree...
10135 Avi Malik IN-India PG Master Instructor 2015, PG Pro Tandem 2015 www.templepi... Temple Pilots Paragliding School (9)
10552 Ankush Takve IN-India PG Instructor 2016, PG Pro Tandem 2016 www.templepi... Temple Pilots Paragliding School (9)
10586 Ganpat Newale IN-India PG Instructor 2016, PG Pro Tandem 2016 www.templepi... Temple Pilots Paragliding School (9)
12148 Jitendra chindaliya IN-India PG Instructor 2016, PG Pro Tandem 2016 www.templepi... Temple Pilots Paragliding School (9)
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13469 Ravindra Shelar IN-India PG Instructor 2016, PG Pro Tandem 2016 www.flynirva... Fly Nirvana Paragliding School (48)
13470 Sandip Balshinge IN-India PG Assistant Instructor 2016, PG Pro Tandem 2016 www.flynirva... Fly Nirvana Paragliding School (48)
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11739 Mohammad Hossein Panahi Nejad IR-Iran PG Instructor in pending 2016, PG Pro Tandem 2016 www.shirazfl...
17500 Michael Nesler IT-Italy PG Instructor in pending 2019, PG Pro Tandem in pending 2019
15613 Naohisa Okada JP-Japan PG Instructor 2017, PG Pro Tandem 2017 JMB Fujimi Panorama Paraglider School (259)
10785 Dusan Stevovic ME-Montenegro PG Instructor 2014, PG Pro Tandem 2014 www.adriafly... Adriafly (176)
10004 Mendo Veljanovski MK-Macedonia PG Master Instructor 2014, PG Pro Tandem 2014 www.acromace... Acro Macedonia (3)
14372 Marko Hrgetic MX-Mexico PG Master Instructor 2015, PG Pro Tandem 2015 www.paraglid... Paragliding school Flumen (Escuela de Vuelo) (209)
15795 JOSE LUIS YEPEZ S. MX-Mexico PG Instructor 2016, PG Pro Tandem 2016 www.gofly.co... GoFly México (236)
15826 Salvador Lara MX-Mexico PG Instructor 2016, PG Pro Tandem 2016 www.parapent... Parapentitis vuelos en parapente (234)
15869 Miguel Gutierrez MX-Mexico PG Instructor 2016, PG Pro Tandem 2016 www.alas.com... ALAS DEL HOMBRE (232)
10002 David Arrufat NP-Nepal PG Master Instructor 2014, PG Pro Tandem 2014 www.paraglid... Blue Sky Paragliding (21)
10065 Damodar Parajuli NP-Nepal PG Instructor 2016, PG Pro Tandem 2016 Blue Sky Paragliding (21)
15217 Bimal Adhikari NP-Nepal PG Instructor 2016, PG Pro Tandem 2016 cumuluscloud...
11384 Arturo Wong PE-Peru PG Instructor 2016, PG Pro Tandem 2016 www.infinity... Infinity Paragliding School (91)
14317 Dmitry Gusev RU-Russia PG Instructor 2015, PG Pro Tandem 2015 www.extreme-... Extreme Style (219)
15293 Vladimir KHASKELEVICH RU-Russia PG Instructor 2016, PG Pro Tandem 2016 Extreme Style (219)
15295 Andrey Saprunov RU-Russia PG Instructor 2016, PG Pro Tandem 2016 www.fly-cheg... Paradrom "Chegem" (239)
15296 Denis Silaev RU-Russia PG Instructor 2016, PG Pro Tandem 2016 Paradrom "Chegem" (239)
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11395 Murat Tuzer TR-Turkey PG Master Instructor 2015, PG Pro Tandem 2015 www.skysport... Fly Anatolia Paragliding School (57)
11402 A. Onur ERTAS TR-Turkey PG Instructor 2015, PG Pro Tandem 2015 www.skysport... skysports paragliding (94)
11412 HASAN CANSIZ TR-Turkey PG Instructor 2015, PG Pro Tandem 2015 www.skysport... skysports paragliding (94)
11568 Bora KÜÇÜKYILMAZ TR-Turkey PG Instructor 2015, PG Pro Tandem 2015 www.skywalke... SkyWalkers Paragliding School (121)
13499 YILMAZ ACIKGOZ TR-Turkey PG Instructor 2015, PG Pro Tandem 2015 www.ucuskulu... Reaction Paragliding (201)
13644 GUNER AKKAYA TR-Turkey PG Instructor in pending 2019, PG non-commercial Tandem in pending 2019 http://www.a...
14656 yigit yildirim TR-Turkey PG Instructor 2015, PG Pro Tandem 2015 ucuskulubu.c... Reaction Paragliding (201)
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